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Severe weather possible across parts of central U.S.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a Slight Risk of severe thunderstorms, capable of producing large hail and damaging winds, Wednesday afternoon and evening from northern Kansas northeastward to southwest Minnesota. Surrounding the Slight Risk area, a Marginal Risk of severe thunderstorms extends from northern Texas to south-central Minnesota.
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Last Update: 409 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

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6NM SE Sanibel FL

Marine Zone Forecast

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO MARINERS...MARINE FORECASTS ARE ISSUED AT LEAST FOUR TIMES A DAY. BOATERS ON EXTENDED TRIPS SHOULD ROUTINELY MONITOR SUBSEQUENT FORECAST ISSUANCES AND UPDATES FOR THE LATEST MARINE WEATHER INFORMATION. THE WAVE HEIGHTS ARE FORECAST AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT WHICH IS THE AVERAGE OF THE HIGHEST ONE-THIRD OF THE WAVES. THE HIGHEST WAVES MAY RARELY BE TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT. THE WINDS AND SEAS NEAR THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE HIGHER THAN FORECAST.

Synopsis: SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK WITH MOSTLY LIGHT WINDS AND MILD SEAS. AFTERNOON SEA BREEZES COULD BRING BRIEF GUSTY WINDS ALONG THE COASTAL AREAS EACH LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LATER THIS WEEKEND...A COLD FRONT SETTLES SOUTH ACROSS THE WATERS INCREASING WINDS AND SEAS SATURDAY NIGHT.

Tonight
Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming north after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday
Northeast winds around 10 knots then becoming west in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Thursday Night
Northwest winds around 10 knots then becoming east around 5 knots after midnight. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday
Southeast winds around 10 knots then becoming south around 5 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Friday Night
West winds around 5 knots in the evening then becoming variable less than 5 knots. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters smooth.
Saturday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming northwest 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 feet or less. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Saturday Night
North winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming northeast after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday
Northeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Sunday Night
East winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.
Monday
East winds 10 to 15 knots then becoming southeast 5 to 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers in the afternoon.

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Last Update: 409 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015
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